If you want to feel more engaged in your reading, try annotating the text. Annotation is an effective reading strategy that is particularly useful when struggling with dense academic texts. The strategy involves reading with pencil in hand and includes a variety of marking techniques that range from underlining and highlighting words and passages to writing notes, questions, et cetera, in the margins of the text. It is an active strategy encouraging engagement, comprehension, and synthesis. Use annotation to get more mileage from your reading assignments and to become a more efficient and effective learner.
This PowerPoint tutorial introduces you to the ins and outs of annotating a text to increase your comprehension.
This printable handout shows you ten strategies to use when annotating a text.
This powerful reading strategy can help you improve test grades by showing you what you need to study.
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